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Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Posted June 4, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Midnight Captive is a solid installment in the Killer Instincts series. It lets us see a bit of what is going on in their world and gives us a new couple. Is this realistic everyday life? No, but it is enjoyable to read. The men and women in these stories are ex-military, ex-CIA, special operatives, assassins, computer geniuses, and so forth. The action and suspense are thrilling. And then there is the romance. I love Bailey. She is so strong and capable. She’s smart and plans ahead. She also holds Sean to a higher standard than other men in some ways. Why is it women do that with guys they like, make them work harder? She is so attracted to him; she has to […]


Busted by Shiloh Walker

Busted by Shiloh Walker

Posted May 28, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

      I always wanted to read Shiloh Walker, so when I had the opportunity to read Busted I did. I read the first two books (Wrecked and Razed) in the Barnes Brothers series to prepare for Busted – the third book. I’d say the Barnes Brothers series keeps getting better and I like each book more. It’s always the characters which draw me in and make me feel. While the guys are mostly somewhat rich and/or famous, at least the woman in the first book was also. The thing is they act ordinary and their attitudes, goals and lifestyles are relatable. They want relatively normal things in life. The brothers believe in family, not so much power or money, except maybe Sebastian. There was insta-love which doesn’t always make […]


Thrifty Thursday Review  Treading Water by Marie Force

Thrifty Thursday Review Treading Water by Marie Force

Posted May 21, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point).    Free on Kindle on June 25, 2013 Currently it is $ 3.99 on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo.   I really enjoy some of Marie Force’s other series, so I thought I would try this one.  Overall the book didn’t work for me, as I suspected from the beginning what would happen.  I didn’t really connect with the characters other than the children. I cared a lot about the children – Eric, Jill, Kate and Maggie. Jamie and Frannie were a fun couple and I loved their story.  They felt real to me.  They were amazing and supportive to Jack and his family, as well as Andi and Eric. […]


Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison

Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison

Posted May 14, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series is fantastic. The series is paranormal romance with a new couple in each story. I have enjoyed every one I have read. Most of them have been 5 star reads for me and I wonder why I didn’t read them sooner. I was behind when the opportunity came up to review this 8th book in the series, Midnight’s Kiss. I realize now, writing this review, that I read this book before book 7 and perhaps I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn’t accidently missed that one. I felt a bit out of touch with the NightKind (Vampyres) since it has been awhile since I read about them in the story about Carling and Rune in book 3 […]


Witches with the Enemy by Barb Hendee

Witches with the Enemy by Barb Hendee

Posted May 7, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

      I read the first two books in The Mist-Torn Witches series to prepare for this review and I’m really enjoying the series. I generally don’t like historical romance but the fantasy books which are set in historical times I also think I wouldn’t like, but then I do. I guess I can’t generalize; I have to read the book and see. This series has witches and this is my favorite sort of supernatural. There have also been shifters. The story focuses on two sisters, and they each have hints of romance. It will be interesting to see if anything ever comes of the romance aspects. The other two main characters are Prince Anton, their patron,  and his chief security guy, Jaromir. In the […]


Priceless by Shannon Mayer

Priceless by Shannon Mayer

Posted April 30, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 9 Comments

    My friend, Sarah, from Queensland, recommended this series to me.  She was right – I love it.    I see so much potential in this character, Rylee.  She’s smart and caring despite a difficult past.  She has talents which are unique and she doesn’t give up. And the fact she hunts for missing children – what could be more compelling? There is a mystery and suspenseful search aspect.  Rylee has an antagonistic relationship with the FBI who can’t be sad she finds the children, only that she is better at their job than they are.  But they’re only human,  and she has some extra skills. There are werewolves and vampires and witches and so forth,  in their own unique versions here. Rylee has a […]


Taken by Helen Kay Dimon

Taken by Helen Kay Dimon

Posted April 23, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I pretty much never read M/M romance.  The relationship of Elijah and Wade, which was a side story in the first two books,  just captured my attention.  In fact, in the second book of the series,  Only, I enjoyed their story more than the main couple. Now they get their own novella, Taken. It focuses on their thoughts and feelings and has their emotional dialog.  These emotions without much plot is very different from most books and I guess I like it for a novella. It was almost too long.  It borders on PWP (porn without plot).  If I didn’t already know and care about this couple,  I wouldn’t get much from this story. It is definitely not a stand alone.  


Thrifty Thursday Review  After the Fire by Kathryn Shay

Thrifty Thursday Review After the Fire by Kathryn Shay

Posted April 16, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   Free on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo at the time of this review.   I liked After the Fire but some things didn’t work for me.   The setting of a fire department was very well done. The author did extensive research and it shows in the details.   The back drop of the story is the work with the fires and rescues that happen. The actual scenes at the fire have some details but there is no resolution as to how or why the fires happened. There is also a joint charity project between the fire and police departments. After the Fire is loosely based around a family of five adult children, the Malvaso family.  Their father died as a firefighter when the oldest boy Mitch was sixteen.  Three […]